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WE~DNE~DAY, D~C~M'~EE 1~, 1928

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Published every morning except Monday
Luring the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
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Ortffices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
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Phones: Editorial, 4925; Busmes, I2I-.
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Editor........................Paul J. Kern
City Editor..................Nelson J. Smith
News ditor.............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
Assistant City Eitor......Lawrence R. Klein
Night Editors
Clarence N. Edelson Charles S. Monroe
Joseph E. Ho well Pierce Roem.berg
Donald . Kli George L. Simons
George C. Tilley
Paul L. Adams C. A. Lewis
Morris Alexander Marian MacDonald
Esther Anderson Henry Merry
C. A. Askren N. S. Pickard
Bertram Askwith Victor Rabinowitz
Louise Behymer Anne Schel
Arthur Bernstein Rachel Shearer
Seton C. Boee Robert Silbar
Isabel Charles Howard Simon
L. R. Chubb Robert L. Sloss f
Frank E. Cooper Arthur R. Strubel
Helen Domine Edith Thomas
Douglas Edwards Beth Valentine
Valborg Egeland Gurney Williams
Robert J. Feldman Walter Wilds
Marjorie Follmer George E. Wohlgemut
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Accounts.............. Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications.............. Ray M. Hofelich
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ernor Davis Bernard Larson
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Helen Geer - llollister Mabley
Ann Goldberg Jack Rose y-
Kasper Halverson Carl F. Schem
George Hamilton Sherwood Uptn
Agnes Herwig Marie Wellstead
Walter Yeagley.
Reporting a continued decrease
in the number of influenza cases
and expressing the official belief
that the local epidemic is well un-
der control, statements from ad-
ministrative officials and from the
Health Service declare that there
is absolutely no reason for closing
the University before Friday.
Flat denial of any official an-
nouncement is seldom if ever to be
desired or recommended. It must
be. recognized, however, that the
danger is by no means at an end.
There are still many cases of a
more serious nature while the
number of hard colds and light at-
tacks of the disease is far too large
to be taken lightly. If in the opin-
ion of the administrative heads,
classes should be continued for the
balance of the week, there seems
no logical reason for active opposi-
tion to that policy.
Unnecessarily holding classes at
such time, moreover, can hardly be
viewed in any but an unfavorable

light. Although it may be the opin-
ion of the student body that the
danger of contracting influenza is
sufficient to warrant the closing of
classes, failure to attend class room
exercises and to prepare assign-
ments can in no case be justified
except when prevented by physical
That the attitude of the Univer-
sity health officials is not entirely
a correct one seems at this time#
quite likely. In any case, however,
the studen body can do no better
than to accept the situation as it
is, attend classes, and take every
reasonable precaution to avoid a
further spreading of the epidemic.1
Such an attitude, carried to its
logical conclusion, cannot but re-f
flect to the credit of the student,
body and may even vindicate the
present student attitude.
- 0

note that he said, in substance,
successful boys have spent as fast
as they could for things to im-
prove themselves.
This seems in all liklhood to be
the true aim of Mr. Ford's advice
to youth. It compares most favor-
abl? with the early life of Thomas
Edison, whom Mr. Ford cites as an
example, and it is indicative of
advice that is both sound and
wholesome. Men of business rec-
ognition, today, have founded their
own fortunes not by h)oarding their
savings but by continually using
them to the best advantage. This
in no case implies wanton waste of
money but it does imply spending.
Perhaps it was because guns and
bombs proved too discomforting
that Bolivia and Paraguay resort-
ed to a verbal battle.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to he brief,
confining themselvestoless than300
words i possible. Anonymous cor-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.
To The Editor:-
I have had an experience recent-
ly that well illustrates the attit.ude
of the typical college instructor. I
was informed that no matter what
I might do in a certain course, I
could expect no grade but an E.
This came directly from my in-
structor in that course. He added
that even if I were fiat on my back
in bed, and were absent from class
as much as I was, I could still ex-
pect no better than an E. His
argument was that by taking so
many bolts, I had missed the
essence of the course, his lectures.
Now it happens that I was not
sick in bed, so this letter is not to
defend myself on that score. But,
rather, it is to express the opinion
of an ever-increasing number of
intelligent s t u d e n t s who see
through this shell of superficiality
that the instructors, in general,
have built up around classes. To
these instructors a classroom is a
place to show off their small mite
of knowledge, to magnify it, to hus-
band it as if it really were impor-
tant. He does not consider that
there is a meaning in the small
fact that he recognizes-a mean-
ing and a significance that are the
end, towards which the facts are
but a means. He does not realize
this, the typical instructor. He bur-
dens us with dry fact after dry fact.
Not that facts must be unimpor-
tant, for that is false. It is this
lack of purpose, this failure to
stress that which should be stress-
ed, that I refer to.
Another point of attack is the
fact that the instructor assumes
that he can give the student what
cannot be got from the material.
That might be true, however, but
only to a certain extent. Forthere
are many who depend upon the
summaries that the instructors
makes, in order to pass the course.
Their argument is: Why not take
a correspondence school course,
rather than come out to a univer-
sity? And the answer to that ques-
tion is: The university, with its
fraternities, with its athletips, with
its "atmosphere," with its instruc-
tors who cater to the student, is

much easier; for superficiality is
the keynote of college life. Any-
thing that digs down below this
surface is either "silly," or '"ideal-
istic," or, as a third alternative,
In order to get anything out of
college life, we must join a frater-
nity, be an athlete, belong to a
club, haze freshmen, invite our in-
structors over to dinner, carry
lanterns, listen to, and marvel at,
a heap of bunk, bury ourselves in
little things. We must go to classes
every day, and assimilate as part
of our systems the nicely sounding
phrases of the "artistic" instructor,
the empty facts which are blood-
sucked to dry paper by the instruc-
tor. We must listen to a continual
one-hour blabber which includes a
dissertation on a hypothetical
table on the factors of produc-
tion of a hypothetical farm, or a
dissertation on what Emerson
thought of religion, of God, or of the
Phi Beta Kappa meeting injthe year
ten million and a half B. C. Those
are the important things that the#
instructor can give us and that we #
cannot get out of simply reading.
The instructor is powerful. He
can flunk us. He can pass us when

I Music And Drama
HAS torium, Palmer Christian in Or
FLOWN gan Recital of Christmas musie,
FLOWNstarting at 4:15 o'clock.
But the University, boys and s * 4
girls, remains open. TONIGHT: Varsity Band and Girls'
* * * Glee Club in Christmas concert
The students should know that in Hill Auditorium, beginning at
the RPp nt n pvpr tak an cri_ 8:00 o'clock.


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action while school is in ses-
Reme'mber the auto ban?

This evening Director Falconej

* * * again has an opportunity to pre-
The Daily Northwestern car- sent to the student body his inter-
ries the picturesque account of pretation of the symphonic idea
the student body dragging when applied to band instruments.
their fever-ridden selves to A highly developed art in Italy,,
classes to listen to dying pro- where Mr. Falcone studied its
fessors gamely lecture though technique, the symphonic treat-,
stricken with deadly cases of ment is not the traditional thing
influenza. Northwestern would in this country where martial mu-
have closed, but Chicago beat sic is the beau ideal of all bands.
them to it. The program which has been ar-
ranged contains little of the con-
We suggest that Northwestern ventional band concert material,
be dropped from the Conference and the symphonic numbers
along with Michigan for failing should receive interesting treat-
over a long period of years to put ment under Mr. Falcone's direc- I
enough of the student body in the tion if his success along the same
hospital during an epidemic to lines in the Easter program given
necessitate the closing of school. last year. is to serve as an index.
As an innovation, the Girls'
Glee Club will appear on the pro-
Poor old Northwestern had gram with a number of Christmas
to face Notre Dame -last night Carols.
with three regulars out with *y * *
the flu. At last, North- A FIRST PERFORMANCE
western, the perfect alibi. Ann Arbor will have the signall
, * , opportunity of hearing, on the oc-'
The trouble with the whispering casion of its first performance in
campaign Monday night was that this country, "America," the new
the students didn't make the most symphony of Ernest Block which
of their opportunities. Make everyi has just been awarded the prize in
cough count. Every sneeze a the Musical America Symphony!
snowfall! contest.
* * The symphony will be presented
Sh," boys and girls, don't by an enlarged University School
blame the administration for of Music Orchestra under the di-
keeping school open. They're rection of Joseph E. Maddy at 4:15
all sick in bed with the flu. o'clock in Hill Auditorium. On the
same evening, the symphony will
* . * * be given a simultaneous first per-
The classic remark about the flu formance in New York, Chicago,
was the one the Health Service Philadelphia, and San Francisco
doctor made to Barry Balkley, fa- by the respective symphony or-
mous campus politician and vice- chestras of those cities under the
president of the Oratoricial asso- leadership of Walter Damrosch,
ciation when he complained of Frederick Stock, Ossip Gabrilo-
the flu. witsch, and Alfred Hertz respec-
"You haven't the flu," said the tively
doctor, "just go home and wipe The fact that special permission I
your nose!" was granted Mr. Maddy to give a
* * * performance of "America" on the
o- o same day it will be heard for the
We can run no further re- first time in the music centers of
I port of the case of poor little the United States, is a decided
Mary Gold. She is sick in bed I tribute to the University School of
with the flu. Music. The symphony is a mod-
0 o ern, and one of unusual difficulty.
For its performance here, the uni-
versity organ played by Palmer
The number of lightning-rapid I Christian, and the School of Mu-
recoveries from flu Friday night is sic chorus will be used as well as
going to be something to marvel at. an enlarged symphony orchestra
made up of students from the
l Schoolof Music and the University.
Dr. Forsythe of the Health The concert is open to the pub-
Service has advised all the lit- and no admission will be
tle girls in the public schools charged


at Shakespeare
says about Coca-Cola

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The hand that hath
made you fair hath
made you good" --
Obviously, the Duke meant the
lady-not Coca-Cola. But why
bring that up? Translate it into
plain United States, and you get:
8 million a day


Act III, Scene I

The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Ga.



We Cordially Invite You to .Come in to



Just Below Our Regular Campus Drug Store
723 North University Ave.
And Enjoy Our Fine Meals and
A Varied Menu of Light Lunches and
Regular Breakfasts, Luncheons,
and Dinners

of Ann Arbor to dress warmlyr
to avoid the flu. Yes, Dr.
Forsythe, but what are we go-j
ing to do with these co-eds?
* * *
Well, as the father of the family
said when the chimney of the
house broke on Christmas Eve,j
"Santa Claus has come down with
the flue."

For the final recital before vaca-
tion, Palmer Christianwillrpresent
an unusually attractive program
of Christmas music Wednesday
afternoon in Hill Auditorium.
Many of the numbers are based on
traditional folk tunes, including
several of the most familiar.







Doctor, oh doctor, d
that influenza germ, it
Lon Chaney.
* * *
What's the use of clos
now? Most every one i
now, anyway.
* * *
Doc' Sundwall advt
students of this grand
sity, through the orga
Daily Official Bulleti
they should forget thi
enza scare and, settle
a "week of good har
But Doc, we've worked
this week than ever1
to get out of school.
Doc also states that s
gans about the campus
tated the rumor of an

on't kill PLAY CONTEST
may The Division of English, no
doubt with its tongue in its cheek
because of the notorious barren-
ness of vacation efforts, suggests
sing school nevertheless that students inter-
s home by ested in play-writing take notice of
the One-Act Play contest which
closes January 11.
ises the Professor Campbell, Professor
univer- Rowe, and Director Windt have
in of its been announced as the judges.
in, that * * *
down to Lack of space unfortunately pre-
d work." # vented fair criticism of Play Pro-
d harder duction's efforts with "The Cas-
before.-- silis Engagement" as produced
Monday and Tuesday nights, and
offered Thursday night.
everal or- Lilian Setchell's performance as
have agi- Ethel, the cockney sweetheart of
epidemic landed-gentry Geoffrey, is the
epidemc Ihigh-spot of the show. Miss Set-
weret wo.chell has so often given splendid
and ec
ifluenza. hinterpretations that one expects no
less of her whenever she appears.
Again she fulfills expectations,
one of with a song and dance in the third
io think act which proves her extraordinary
picnic to versatility.
T when Thoma Sutton and Truesdale
of 105. Mayers make an exceedingly fine
pair as Mrs. and the Rev. Hilde-
shall we brand Herries. Ecclesiastical dry-
wid idflu- rot could have gone no farther-
ng od. Our which is tribute to their abilities.
Ben Washer as Major Warring-
ton hs difficuiltyv iwith his enni- 11



Doe, the
in each


A great deal of discussion has
been occasioned lately by the in-
formation 'that Henry Ford ad-
vises youth to work and spend.
Among those who criticize the De-
troit manufacturer's advice is
James E. West, chief executive of
the Boy Scouts of America. Mr.

lung just chock-full of in
* * *
The Doc must be
these cheery birds wh
it's more fun than a p
work your head off
you're running a fever
O, Cora, by dear, wud
do? We're cubing down
enza, we just feel id cubi]
dose id all sduffed ub.




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