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e University year by the Board in
.f Student Publications.
- of Western Conference Editorial

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Night Editor-D0NALD J. KLINE
On every college campus there
are some organizations which have
it within their power to exercise
considerable influence within the
student body and utilize that influ-
ence to the best advantage. At the
same time there are others which
also might be very influential but
somehow are always weak and
spineless when a question of domi-
nant campus interest arises.
One organization which all too
often in recent years has been
found among the latter group is
the Interfraternity council. At the
present time two of the most vital
questions of campus interest have
arrived at a place where the coun-
cil can by taking prompt and wise
action in the case establish itself
for the coming year as a leading
campus organization. An it is
most certainly to be hoped that at
its next meeting it will seize the
opportunity to endorse President
Little's proposed investigation of
the fraternity liquor problem and
to authorize the holding of closed
fraternity parties on Saturday
nights following football games.

smoking rooms, instead of attemp-
ting what has often been proven
impossible, namely combatting a
natural appetite.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names ofd communicants will, however,
be rgearded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters publtished should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.
To the Editor:'
J. A. A. leaves himself open to
attack on several counts in his re-
cent letter to The Daily, certainly
his opinion as to the mental capa-
bilities of our co-e dk cannot be
accepted as the belief of the men
on our campus. Several years' ex-
perience has shown me that they
are quite equal mentally, and the
recent Daily table of standings
scholastically of the fraternities
and sororities, reveals the fact that
our fair companions may even ex-
cel us in that respect. J. A. A.,
furthermore, is most indelicate on
the subject and must be censured
for his cheap indulgence in sar-
casm and personalities at the ex-
pense of our collective co-eds and
Miss R. P. in particular.
Furthermore our friend J. A. A.
maintains that we are here to learn

to hold the reins of future govern-
ment, that we must realize our
responsibilities in this system and
obey and respect laws. I agree
with him there, but take him to
task for failure to practice what
he preaches. Probably the two
greatest things that our democracy
stands for are toleration and free
speech. Let us examine J. A. A.'s
letter to see whether he has
learned these primary facts. In
essence he says, "If you don't like
the rules and regulations of our
University, you may not protest,
your remedy is to 'Get out.' It is
the fine patriotic duty of the
American citizen to agree with the
government when it is right; but
when it is wrong it is the fine
patriotic thing to criticise con-
structively. It is a - fallacy, to
assume that the government of a
state or a university is infallible.
No humpan agency is. If I object
to the auto ban or the placing of
Federal Prohibition agents on the
campus I still retain the right to
protest as an individual and an
American citizen.
It is a lamentable fact that in
our country today, we have many
J. A. A.'s, typical standpatters who
refuse to see anything worth-while
in constructive criticism. A uni-
versity is supposed to teach us to
retain an open, unbiased mind, but
J. A. A. has been so little touched
by the broader teachings opposite
to his own, without heaping coals
of sacasm and cheap wit over their
heads. I shan't enter into the pro-
hibition argument because it is so
obviously broad, and so obviously
in an experimental stage, that cool
sane judgment may not yet be
passed upon it. However, let us
University men and women under-
stand that there has been insidious
neglect of our right of Free Speech,
we no longer guard it as zealously
as we should. It is the watch-dog
of democracy, it is the only thing
that separates a democracy and a
dictatorship. Recently, in order to
check the advances of various
agencies against this right, the
"League to Preserve the Right of
Free Speech" was organized.
They're not a bunch of "Reds" but
include some of the best minds in
the country. Let's help them by
realizing our duties as citizens and
support them in checking these
P. L. W., '30.
* * *

the. exclusive one per cent. How-+
ever, may I speak for the 99 per
cent in which so many university
girls must live.
In the two days that I spent
searching for a suitable place in
which to live during my sophomore
year, every league house I looked at
could have compared favorably
with a backwoods log-cabin. There
were dark halls, rickety woden
stairs, antique furniture-ah! but
what antiques!-with ungainly
springs hanging to the floor. And
the houses themselves were ill-
made fire traps, with innumerable
cracks in the wall. Which leads
me to believe that if the Health
Service .checked up on it, they
would discover that most of their
winter cases, so far as the women
are concerned, are from the league
houses. Colds, sore throats, and
influenza are to be expected where
there are such conditions.
At this point it is in order to
mentionthe very latest word n
bans, direct from the University
Housing League for Women. It
seems that the Health Service and
the U. H. L. W. are at odds in re-
gards to just what is necessary for
the god health of its women stu-
'dents. The Health Service inquires
as to the number of warm baths
and cold sponges taken daily.
Whereas the U. H. L. W. flaunts
at us the newest in University
bans: No Baths May be Taken on
Sunday if Heater Must be Lighted.
The idea itself strikes me as be-
ing particularly obnoxious. There
is little -enough heat and hot wa-
ter in these ancient houses, as it
is. Then why the necessity for
this rule? Imagine the furor that
would be created in any self-re-
specting town, upon the reading of
headlines such as: "University of
Michigan Bans Sunday Baths."
You can imagine it, I can't.
I can realize the justification of
the automobile ban. I firmly ad-
vocate the authorization of federal
agents to look into the matter con-
cerning intoxication at fraternity
parties. But I cannot, nay, I dare
not advocate the banning of baths
on Sunday!
All these things may seem a
trifle ridiculous to you who do not
have to face this problem. But
they are not ridiculous, nor are
they of minor importance. They
are enormous problems that are
staring us in the face and laughing
at us because they know that noth-
ing will be done about them. They
know that conditions will very
likely continue as they are, because
the authorities will evade them.
But I'll warrant that there isn't
an authority in the university who
would allow a daughter of his to
remain for even one week in a
league house of this type.
And the only reason that this
condition prevails is that most of
the girls who are apt to have any
influence at all are immediately
taken into the protecting, all-em-
bracing arms of the sororities on
campus. These sororities at once
waive aside the housing problem
for their pledges, for all sorority
houses are attractive and comfort-
able. Thus the problem remains
only for us who ivie neither in a;
sorority house nor in a dormitory.
And we are expected to be content
with the lot given us. But we are
not! No, nor shall we be content
until the authorities of the univer-
sity realize the enormity of this
situation and make efforts to alle-
viate it.

Would it be officious of me to
humbly suggest that the Univer-
sity begin improving the present
situation by insisting upon the
maintenace of sufficient heat and
hot water at all times until eleven
o'clock at night? And would it be
an unpardonable imposition to re-
quest the installation of at least
one shower, or shower apparatus,
in each league house? I can never
dare to hope that the houses
themselves will be improved. They
are such that it would necessitate
tearing them to the ground and re-
building them, in order to better
them at all.
I have heard from reliable sour-
ces that there are corporations
willing and anxious to build for us,
if they could but be assured that
we would be permitted to live in
their buildings. And why not a
club hotel, under Uuniversity su-
pervision, for five hundred women
students? Why not a swimming
pool of our own, if there be some-
one who can finance it? Why not
-well, why not?
Oh, President Littler if you could
but understand what these funny
little old houses do to us and to
our morale! It is like being mar-
ried to a dull, careless, rheumatic
old man who sits calmly in his

thinking that we were gone for
good? Or don't you worry over'
things like that at all?
* * *
ANYHOW WE MUST explain our::
absence since Saturday morning;
on Saturday we decided to take a
vacation and write some poetry
and let N. Junior' Smutz print a
colyumn of book reviews.
* * *
THIS IS WHAT you saw on Sun-
* * *
j Campus Hank L.'s ard{i
Georgic Jean's are asked to
j be anonymously brief, disre-
j garding the editorial opinion
j of The Daily confidentially,
and construing their state-:
ments to be letters published I
upon request according to the
J physical charm of the com-
In this age of the alleged
philanthropy of gambling proprie-
tors it is particularly insignificent
to run on the Oshkosh track team.
It was in the winter of 1925 that
a couple of local parties published
their findings in the Michigan
Sunday "Times." Speaking of
times and parties, we should read
this book called "Collegiate," even
if its name happens to be "Under-
graduates" for the reasons stated
in this review.
* * *
HOORAY FOR N. Junior Smutz,
hailed successor to C. Cathcart
Smutz, and conductor of the great
column of Books About.
* * *
Communicants are asked to (
I be brief, that is they should (
not take more room than the j
I whole column of Rolls. If the I
I situation in an anomalousjI
one, don't be afraid to make
a perfect ass out of yourself
j because everybody does it and I
j who cares anyway?
j I
"Come, open up this wretched door
Before I pound your bean in!"
The knocks and blows come by the
Good Lord, go let the dean in.
"Now I'll just have a look about,
I'll search the whole fraternity.
Here, let me in or you'll be out,
We'll show you our paternity."
"Just scrape the paper from the
Where has that auto flown to?
Pull back those rugs. You heard
me call."
"But dear dean, we were just
"I've searched the pantry and the
And questioned all the brothers;
I've ripped the stuffing from the

And now I'll write their mothers."
Dear dean, they're smarter than
they seem.
Why, you've gone to too much
Where are their cars? You'd
never dream-
All safe at home with father.
Pert Gert.
THANKS, GERT, You're doing
some great work-this one is much
better than your first effort. Now
at last, I (getting personal) have
a contributor to rival the fair, only
fair, co-ed who used to contribute
to Lark. Her name was Sue Burb,
but your poem was a darb. Try
again, for Friday's contributor's
' * *
WITH ALL THE potery coming in
to this desk, Yellit, the poet laur-
eate, has awakened from; his
slumber and promises .several new
ditties to rival his famous "Ode
on the Intimations of Immortality
of a Dying Ciggy Buutt" and his
"Hail Andy Gump."
* * *
THE TITLES OF the new works
are "Polluted Panegyrics" and "A

We note with encouragement
that there is something instrinsi-
cally right-minded about Michigan
students. Appealed to as gentle-
men and credited with enough in-
telligence to read what they can-
not help seeing, they have exhibi-
ted a willingness to cooperate with
authorities and refrain from smok-
ing in University buildings.
The arrangement is fair enough
and equitable. The little of cigar-
ette butts, ashes, and burnt
matches that collected hourly on
the floor of Angell hall lobby last
year both ruined the appearance
of a fine piece of architecture and
proved a sad commentary on the
up-bringing of Michigan under-
graduates. In the older wooden
buildings- smoking constitutes a
serious fire hazard, and the fact
that it cannot be stopped costs the
University several thousands a
year in fire insurance premiums.
On some campuses smoking is for-
bidden even outside of the build-
College students, however, are
old enough to smoke, and indulge
in tnhaon for npeasre On mod-

To the Editor:


Well, we're here again, and so
is the league house problem! Or
didn't anyone know there was one?
Well, there is, but it's been a secret
for so long that no one has been
aware of it. It's been kept under
ground for quite an age, but it has
grown and blossomed like green
onions. Exactly like green onions.
No one wants to get anywhere near
it. However, someone's got to
show it up, and I always did like
green onions, anyhow.
It is generally known that most
of these league houses - are dull,
gray things that would give any
habitant an inferiority complex
within three weeks. That fact
could, of course. be accented are-

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